The Softest, Most Stylish Suede Leather Jackets You Can Find

Best Suede Jackets for Men

The Softest, Most Stylish Suede Leather Jackets You Can Find

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Here’s a best-kept fashion secret: most men look great in suede jackets. Get the right cut and the right color for you, and a suede jacket is an easy style upgrade. So why don’t more men have one in their bedroom closets? One word: price. Too many guys get sticker shock when they see a suede jacket in store or online. But we’re here to tell you to get over that initial surprise. You should look at a good suede jacket as an investment in your style and appearance.

Suede is the ultra-soft, thin leather made from the underside of animal skins. It isn’t as durable as regular leather, but if you take good care of it (and keep it out of the rain), a well-made suede jacket will last you years without issue.

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Although suede can be made from a variety of different animals, the three most commonly used sources are sheep, cow and pig, and they come with different traits:

  • Pig: Suede made from pig skin tends to be thicker and more durable, with a rougher nap (downy surface).
  • Cow: Cowskin suede is the roughest, though that can vary depending on the age of the cow: the older the animal, the rougher and thicker the nap.
  • Sheep:: Sheepskin suede is the softest and most delicate, and the most commonly used in high-end fashion. The nap is smoother, finer and lighter than its cow and pig counterparts.

If that sounds complicated, never fear: we picked out some of our favorite suede jackets for men to make your search that much easier. Here you’ll find a variety of colors, suede sources, and price points, so you can find the jacket that best suits your style:

Rodd & Gunn Glen Massey Suede Jacket

Rodd & Gunn

Made from ultra-soft goatskin suede and built to the highest standards, the Glen Massey jacket from Rodd & Gunn isn’t cheap, but it is worth every penny and should last you years and years, provided you take good care of it. We love the simple, classic silhouette and smooth knit insets, not to mention the propped up collar. Trust us: this beauty will never go out of style.

$798 at

Paul Smith Suede Zip-Front Jacket

Paul Smith

There are currently fewer than 100 of these Paul Smith suede jackets available, and if you are lucky enough to get your hands on one, you’ll understand why. Everything about the construction of this jacket screams quality, from the exposed stitching to the thick pocket zipper. There’s also a clever elastic at the bottom rear of the jacket, to help it keep its fitted look.

$1,975 at

Shane Black Suede Bomber Jacket

Shane Black

The Shane bomber jacket from The Jacket Maker is one of the Internet’s most versatile suede options, available in six colors and eight different sizes, or completely customizable to your unique measurements for an extra $30. It features integrated side pockets and a slim silhouette, with a quilted inner shell for additional comfort.

$250 at

Hugo Boss Slim-Fit Bomber Jacket in Goat Suede

Hugo Boss

We love the slim, fitted construction and dark blue coloring on this Hugo Boss suede bomber jacket. Some of the standout style details include the rib-knit fabric at the collar and cuffs, exposed front zipper, and the button-down side pockets.

$645 at

Ermenegildo Zegna Suede Packaway Hooded Bomber

Ermenegildo Zegna

If you have a thick wallet and want a truly high-end suede jacket, Ermenegildo Zegna’s Packaway bomber jacket should be high on your list. Made from the finest lambskin suede and boasting a hidden hood, elasticated cuffs and zippered front pockets, this is an updated take on a classic silhouette and a bold way to rock suede.

$6,990 at

Levi’s Faux Suede Aviator Bomber Jacket


Men find the fur collar polarizing, but this Levi’s suede bomber jacket has cleverly made it detachable, so you can enjoy your jacket how you like, or tailor it to the weather. We love the cognac coloring, deep front pockets and athletic cut of this jacket. Do note, however, that this is faux suede, which will be reflected in the price (cheaper is always great!) and the fact taht you can throw this baby in the washing machine.

$134 at

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